“Seasons” – Sam Wright
New York, United States
This chill, yet upbeat surf rock song by Sam Wright highlights the duality of the pandemic: the intense desire to go back to “normalcy” while feeling trapped vs. the blessing in disguise of slowing down, being present in the moment, and appreciating our surroundings.
This song definitely has that “chilling on a sand bar at the beach during sunset” vibe, but it can easily be a “watch the snow fall from indoors whilst cozy by the fireplace” kinda vibe, as well!
“Brighter Side” – Franke feat. Casper The Ghost
Los Angeles/ Sweden
A catchy, memorable alt-pop collaboration with a hip-hop flair, paired with a cool video shot in a desert!
Franke released his first commercial pop single ‘Home Alone‘ in August 2017. A voice memo gone viral. Since then his independently created music has garnered 30,000,000+ streams/plays worldwide. Franke began playing classical piano at the age of 8 and has played twice at Carnegie Hall.
“Safe and Sound” – Talii
Incoming strong but true statement: I haven’t heard a female R&B voice like this since Brandy and Tamia in the late ’90s! With many out there trying too hard to be edgy these days (I sound super old for saying that, but whatever), it’s truly refreshing to hear an emerging artist revisit the purity and softness of R&B love songs!
Heavily influenced by ’90s and early 2000s R&B and pop, she has taken on the mantle of combining all of these sensibilities together and creating something beyond the norm of what you hear on the day to day.
“Lost In The Night” – Strandliebe
As we approach the final weeks of summer, there will be many end-of-summer parties to attend! This song is a great, upbeat and catchy addition to your party playlist!
After a historic party night on Ibiza, the Team Strandliebe used their las bit of energy to capture their feelings of finally reconnecting with people and wrote “Lost in The Night”, which was created to spread joy and happiness. After this long period of seclusion most of the world endured, Strandliebe is on a mission to spread awareness of the importance of human connection and enjoying life to the fullest!
“future” – LEEPA
Just like the vocals, the lyrics of this song perfectly express and showcase vulnerability and strength. German songstress, LEEPA’s voice is a distinct mixture of youthful and mature; soft yet strong. I also love her ’90s/Y2K style in this video!
“future” is the anthem of a generation lost, our generation lost, as it explains to us itself: “We look back on 2 years full of unexpected upheavals that we could never have expected 3 years ago. Suddenly it’s summer, all possibilities are open to us again – but many of us wonder how we can and should deal with the new freedom – and especially with a future that is full of uncertainty.” – LEEPA